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Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 705 reviews of Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and performance also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera. Many are critical about the price.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of Sony Xperia V / Sony Xperia AX / Sony Xperia VL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and camera. The portability and usability also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the reliability. Comments are divided on the reception.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia 5 hands-on review: Compact, colorful, but not quite a winner

 

Is Sony's Xperia 5 a true successor to the much-loved and now mostly deceased Compact series of Sony phones that packed winning specs into a smaller, more easy to handle body? Almost. It certainly wins on the design, style, colors, and size; but there...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia V review: Bond’s wetsuit

 

It won't be long before those full-HD five-inchers start stealing the show and the older Xperia generation should be preparing for life in their shadow. It doesn't mean though that the Xperia V cannot hope for a good time.

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 42.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; LTE Cat3 DL 100 Mbps UL 50 Mbps ; 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit Reality LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine 2;...

No JellyBean at launch ; Relatively modest battery capacity ; Video recording fails to impress ; No hardware shutter key ; Comes across as overpriced

We're obviously reviewing the Xperia V at a time when the eyes of the Sony faithful are set elsewhere. It's been a year since the Japanese went solo and, although they've blown hot and cold thus far, they seem to have found their pace. With a couple of...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Preslav Kateliev (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia 5 Review: the best camera to fit in your pocket?

 

The Sony Xperia 5 is the spiritual successor to the Xperia Z Compact series — a series that packed all of the top-tier hardware from the brand's flagship phone but in a smaller body. And while small phones are not exactly what the general public wants,...

A compact-ish top-tier phone; Great cameras; Beautiful, distinct design; The display can look great if you tinker with it; Snappy performance, clean software

The fingerprint scanner is abysmal; Camera app needs extra work; Stereo speakers are tinny and underwhelming; We suffered some crashes and software instabilities (v. 55.0.A.7.115)

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Sony Xperia 5, hands on: A compact, wide-screen flagship-class handset Review | ZDNet

 

Like its larger Xperia 1 stablemate, the 6.1-inch Xperia 5 has a 21:9 OLED screen. As well as being more affordable, the Xperia 5 is more usable for those who struggle with large-screen phones.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Julius Stiebert (androidpit.com)

Sony Xperia 5 review: a niche phone for 21:9 fans only | AndroidPIT

 

The Sony Xperia 5 is basically a somewhat shrunken version of the Sony Xperia 1. How is it in daily life? Read about it in our full review.

The Sony Xperia 5 is by no means a bad smartphone. But it is a smartphone that is only suitable for a certain target group. You don't just have to like the 21:9 display, you have to want it. Anyone who does not see any explicit benefit in this should...

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Oliver Cragg (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia 5 review: Not so Compact

 

Essentially a shrunken version of the Xperia 1, this spiritual successor to the Xperia Compact line struggles to reconcile Sony's newfound obsession with tall phones and the smaller form factor. There are some bright spots with the display quality and...

Top-tier performance ; Stylish hardware ; Bright, vibrant display ; Decent battery life ; Comprehensive audio suite

Too tall ; Disappointing cameras ; No headphone jack ; 21:9 isn't catching on ; Dull software

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Damien Wilde (9to5google.com)

Sony Xperia 5 hands-on: Smaller size, more palatable device [Video]

 

Sony has decided that we need a smaller, cheaper alternative to the not-so-popular Xperia 1. So for that reason, they have brought us the slightly more palatable Sony Xperia 5. expand full story

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Wong Casandra (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Xperia Z - The 5-inch Contender

 

The Sony Xperia Z is Sony Mobile's first in many areas - first quad-core, first 5.0-inch device, first full HD display, first to support HDR video recording and so on. Will the latest Android 4.1 flagship device revive the company's flogging sales? We...

Adequate 1920p display ; Classy design ; Buttery performance ; Dust and water resistance ; Almost Vanilla Android UI

Major fingerprint magnet ; Below average battery life ; 13-megapixel camera not up to expectations

The Sony Xperia Z might very well be the best Sony Mobile phone thus far - powerful with a speedy quad-core Snapdragon processor, solid build quality, angular design and a competent 5-inch display. Of course, this is topped with LTE and NFC...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia V Review! [video]

 

Sony might not be one of the top manufacturers of phones currently (at least in the US), but how does its new, waterproof device stack up? Josh is here to give you the rundown.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Wong Casandra (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Xperia V - The Bond Phone

 

There aren't many choices when it comes to affordable LTE devices, but here's one up for consideration: the dual-core, Android 4.0 Sony Xperia V shares the stage with the recently announced HTC One SV and Nokia Lumia 820 for the niche and growing...

Dec, 2012

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